November 17, 2005

Catching Up

Couldn't resist trying out a crude adaptation of a logitech joystick to the control stick on the plane. Mickey mouse, but it works if you hold it down with one hand. Serously though, it was a nice excercise to see what kind of ergonomic nightmares/opportunites are associated with a keyboard in the cockpit. Definitely needs some tuning, but it turns out the logitech joystick controller probably is doable to track stick status at the cost of a usb port. The controller will interface to regular ports so the next step will be to machine up some bracketing to hold the resister and linkage to the stick.